Weld County, Colorado Genealogy
Guide to Weld County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Weld County, Colorado|
Location in the state of Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
|Founded||November 1, 1861|
|Address|| Weld County Courthouse|
1402 17th Street
Greeley, CO 80631-1123
Weld County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Historical Facts
- 3 Vital Records
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 Census
- 4.2 Church
- 4.3 Court Records
- 4.4 Directories
- 4.5 Emigration and Immigration
- 4.6 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 4.7 Gazetteers
- 4.8 Genealogy
- 4.9 Local History
- 4.10 Land and Property
- 4.11 Maps
- 4.12 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 4.13 Newspapers
- 4.14 Poor Records
- 4.15 Probate
- 4.16 Public Records
- 4.17 Repositories
- 4.18 Taxation
- 5 Places
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
County Clerk has marriage and land records;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records
Clerk and Recorder
1402 North 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
phone: (970) 353-3840
Weld County Birth and Death Information
Department of Public Health and Environment
1555 North 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
970 304-6410 www.weldhealth.org
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Vital Records Section Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Colorado.
Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. 
For in-state births from 1900 to present, certificates can be obtained from Weld County Department of Public Health office. For birth certificates before 1900 contact the County where the birth occurred or the State Health Department at (303) 756-4464.
If you are obtaining a birth certificate for a sibling, parent, grandparent, etc., you will need to show chain of relationship. Examples are: A sibling could provide their birth certificate to show same parents. If you are trying to get a grandparent's birth certificate you will need to show your birth certificate, plus your parent's birth certificate to show chain of relationship. If you have questions on this please call our office at 970 304-6410.
The Weld County Recorder's office will search their indexes if you call or come in to the office. If a record is found, a copy can be purchased in person or by mail. Call 970 353-3840.
Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. 
To obtain a recent death certificate, you must show a direct and tangible interest to the deceased. Relatives include wife, mother, father, child (if they are listed on the death certificate). If they are not listed on the death certificate they must show proof of relationship. This would include maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents, siblings if they can prove chain of relationship. If you have questions on this please call the Weld County Department of Public Health office at 970 304-6410.
Weld County divorces take place in Colorado’s 19th Judicial District. To obtain copies of divorce records there are fees for searching and for copies.
Weld County Combined Courts 970 475-2400.
- Centennial State Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Cemetery Project
- Weld County Cemeteries on Weld County Genealogical Society web page
For tips on accessing Weld County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.
- Records of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Greeley, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Land and Property
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Colorado Land and Property for additional information about early Colorado land grants.
After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where current records are also housed.
Naturalization and Citizenship
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Weld County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- List of Weld County Newspapers
Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the Weld County Poor Records for 1902-1913 on-line.
Probate records have been kept by the county courts. Colorado probate records include bonds, affidavits, letters, claims, appraisals, fee accounts, minutes, judgments, dockets, calendars, case files, and wills. The Family History Library does not have copies of probate records from Colorado.
You may obtain copies of documents from the clerk's office in the county courthouse.
The Colorado State Archives has the following records available in this online database Archives Search.
Weld County Old Age Pensions 1931
Weld County Poor Record 1902 - 1913
Weld County Probate Cases (1876 – 1981)
Weld County WW1 Vets
Family History Centers
- Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
- Greeley Colorado Family History Center
- Loveland Colorado Family History Center
- Dacono Public Library
512 Cherry Street
Dacono, CO 80514
- Windsor-Severance Library District
720 Third Street
Windsor, CO 80550
- High Plains Library District
1939 61st Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634
- Northeastern Colorado Heritage League
PO Box 337241
Greeley, CO 80633
- Weld County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 278
Greeley, CO 80632
- The Johnstown Historical Society
701 Charlotte St.
Johnstown, Colorado 80534
- South Platte Valley Historical Society
PO Box 633
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
Colorado tax records complement land records and can be used as supplements to censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records. To find tax records in the FamilySearch Catalog, do a Place Search for the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Weld County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Weld County Genealogical Society
- Weld County Master Index
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Weld County, Colorado. Page 101 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Earliest Colorado Vital Records on File in Colorado Counties, pub. by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, online at www.colorado.gov
- The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 94.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov